Celebrating ALA with Sin City Trivia

Celebrating ALA with Sin City Trivia

Step on up for a few rounds of Sin City Trivia – this is for all you high-rollers out there or anyone willing to take a chance!

sincitytrivia5The History Press is exhibiting at the American Library Association conference this weekend in Las Vegas, and each day we will be raffling off a decidedly wicked title to the savvy attendee who answers our Vegas history question correctly.

…we of course don’t want our social media fans to miss out on all the fun, so we’re listing a few of our trivia questions below.

The house doesn’t always win in this case, but please no cheating with internet searches. For those of you attending ALA, stop by booth 1946 and enter to win our giveaways each day of the conference.

Viva Las Vegas!

Sin City Trivia

1. In June 1947, mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot down after costing his bosses $700,000 in a botched opening of a famous Vegas hotel and casino. What was the name of the hotel?

2. The infamous Nevada Test Site is 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. What year did the first nuclear experiment mushroom into the Nevada skies?

3. What author said, “A little bit of this town goes a long way”?

4. In the early 1960s, what famously boozy and high-rolling group of singers took up residence at the Sands?

5. What twenty-one-year-old singer made his Vegas debut, headlining as the “Atomic Powered Singer”?

Answer Key:
#1: The Flamingo Hotel, which is still in operation today. #2: 1951, on January 27 to be exact. #3: Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas#4: The Rat Pack #5: Elvis Presley


  1. avatar Joyce hann says:

    Ack, the Sands or the Dunes? 1949. Fear and Loathing guy. Rat Pack. Elvis.

    I’ll be pleased if one answer is right.

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